Two officers and a soldier of the Pakistan Navy were martyred after a helicopter crashed during training in Balochistan’s Gwadar due to a technical issue, a navy spokesperson said in a statement on Monday.
According to the spokeswoman, an investigation into the collision has been started.
“As a result of the crash, two Pakistan Navy officers and one sailor embraced martyrdom,” the official said, adding that the Pakistan Navy has launched an investigation into the event.
As soon as news of the tragic tragedy began to circulate, condolences from government leaders and lawmakers began to stream in.
Anwar-ul-Haq, the caretaker prime minister, expressed sincere sorrow for the loss of priceless lives and prayed for the patience of the martyrs’ families.
President Arif Alvi stated in his statement that he felt the sadness of the martyrs’ families during this terrible time.
He also prayed for the martyrs and thanked them for their devotion to the country.
Meanwhile, Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfaraz Bugti expressed condolences and prayed for the martyred navy officers and personnel.
“We salute those who were martyred while carrying out their duties,” Bugti added.
Former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also conveyed his condolences for the fatal tragedy and sympathy with the families of the victims.
“Martyrs are making great sacrifices for the country and people,” Shehbaz stated as he paid his respects. He also prayed for the martyrs’ high ranks and the bereaved’s forbearance.